— FBR Management will take over West 4th Street spot Fado Irish Pub next year, when the group will turn the space into a new bar with a different name, according to Austin 360. Further details aren’t available. FBR has previously revamped Mean Eyed Cat and Lala’s Little Nugget, but didn’t change those names.
— Washington Post writer Tim Carman said that DC's Hill Country serves up brisket that "is as good or better than Franklin's." Nope.
— Adelbert's Brewery's beer box truck was stolen on Wednesday night. The brewery is looking for any relevant information that could lead to its return.
— Evan LeRoy’s barbecue trailer, LeRoy & Lewis, is getting into dinner starting tonight, Friday, June 30. The evening menu includes the L&L Burger made with a smoked wagyu patty, barbacoa nachos, chopped beef sandwich, and peach bread pudding. Going forward, dinner will be available every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.
— Hopdoddy Burger Bar CEO Jeff Chandler explained why they decided to serve the meatless, meat-like Impossible Burger, because the burger chain is paying more for the vegan patty than its other patties. “We are subsidizing this burger because we believe in it, we want people to try it,” he said.
— Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn had a pleasant first visit to pitmaster John Mueller's new home in Georgetown, Black Box BBQ.
— No more Shiner Beer: Austin hair salon mini-chain Birds Barbershop now serves up cans of Independence Brewing Co. alongside haircuts and dye jobs. Three varieties, Austin Amber, Power & Light Pale Ale, and Redbud Berliner Weisse, will be available at all locations.
— Martha Stewart Weddings detailed the best way to throw a bachelorette party in Austin, which means meals ranging from upscale (Mattie’s) to casual (24 Diner), and drinks from cocktails (Garage), wine (Infinite Monkey Theorem), to honky tonk (Broken Spoke).
— Austin's alcohol sales were up last month, with JW Marriott at the top of the Austin list, followed up Top Golf and the Four Seasons.
— Personal delivery service Postmates can now drop off beer from local beer and liquor stores straight to people’s homes.
— Freedmen’s owner Cuatro Kowaski bought Hill Country barbecue restaurant, bar, and live music venue Texas 46 in Spring Branch, Texas. He’ll renovate the space and add some new menu items with new culinary director Austin Fry.